UGC Asks Univs To Recognise CBSE's Computer Courses For Admissions

Many students who have studied Informatics Practices in Class 12 have been facing troubles while taking admissions to undergraduate programmes. To put an end to this, University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to recognise the CBSE-offered computer programmes from the upcoming session.

"CBSE offers three computer-based courses to students of classes 11 and 12-Computer Science, Informatics Practices and Multimedia and Web Technology. These subjects are offered under academic stream and have curriculum specifications that are compatible with major subjects in science, having theory and practical components," UGC said in a letter to Vice Chancellors, PTI reported.


"It is important that important consideration may be accorded while admitting the students to undergraduate courses. You are requested to take appropriate action for recognition of these subjects for the purpose of admission of students to degree programmes," it added.

UGC Asks Univs To Recognise CBSE's Computer Course

The communication by the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come after a request made by CBSE to issue necessary instructions to varsities in this regard so that students willing to take admission in various progarmmes do not face difficulties in pursuing higher studies.

The concern had been raised by students and parents in previous years too, when the Delhi University (DU) announced to deduct 2.5 per cent from the aggregate marks of those aspirants who had opted for Informatics Practices. However, during the last cut-off issued in 2014, it had revoked the criteria, following a request by the then CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi who had termed the guideline as 'unfair' and 'discriminatory'.

For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Select a Field of Study
    Select a Course
    Select UPSC Exam
    Select IBPS Exam
    Select Entrance Exam

    Thousands of Careerindia readers receive our evening newsletter.
    Have you subscribed?

    For great career opportunity, get instant updates on Education, Career & Job

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Careerindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Careerindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more